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The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.

Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.

An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.

Using the Military Service Files database

The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.

  • To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
  • To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
  • To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
  • To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
  • To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
  • Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.

For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room archives@therooms.ca or 709-757-8088.

Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.

 

Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
FIELD, Leonard St. Albin Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 0-62 - 2375 19 Reverend G.H. Field (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
STICKLAND, William Bay de East, Burgeo-La Poile District 4986 19 Nehemiah Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland.
MURPHY, James 54 Carters Hill, St. John's 5773 21 William Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TRESISE, George Leach Devonshire, England, United Kingdom 0-207 - 906 22 James Tresise (p) 1915 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
PIERCEY, Jacob Normans Cove, Trinity District 5059 20 Simeon Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Abram Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4979 18 John Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DILLON, Matthew Little Bay, Twillingate District 5535 23 Mary Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOGAN, Alden Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 237 19 Dr. William Hogan (p) 1914 No No
TAYLOR, Victor G. 35 Southside Road, St. John's 111 20 George Taylor (p) Machinist 1914 Methodist No No Note: Name is George Victor Taylor according to other documentation
REID, Arthur Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5668 20 Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AYLWARD, Nicholas Topsail Road, St. John's 4766 19 Michael Aylward (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Henry Robert Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8207 24 Hannah M. Chafe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROWELL, Parker Glenwood, Twillingate District 5524 19 William Crowell (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
WHEELER, John Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 4034 21 Adam Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
STONE, Henry Thomas Snooks Brook, Trinity District 2638 21 Mrs. Robert Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Frank Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5039 21 Julia Martin (nee Hackett) (s) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEAZLEY, Thomas Burin Bay, Burin District 4898 18 Joseph Beazley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Edward P. 159 Gower Street, St. John's 8484 18 William J. Martin (p) Office clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORES, Edward Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2216 19 Thomas Moores (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, John 37 Wickford Street, St. John's 1278 - 3271 18 Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors Labourer / Soldier 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.
TAYLOR, James Burin Bay, Burin District 4086 18 John Taylor (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
REID, Henry J. Freshwater Road, St. John's 513 22 John Reid (p) Moulder 1914 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Daniel Summerside, St. George District 4161 21 John Anderson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWMAN, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5981 26 Samuel Newman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACKMAN, Patrick J. 45 Springdale Street, St. John's 8241 24 Alice F. Jackman (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PENTON, Jerry Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5065 20 Ambrose Penton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, Seward Bonavista, Bonavista District 4122 18 John Squires (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FARDIE, John Hermitage, Fortune District 3510 29 Charles McDonald (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Fardy
BENOIT, Paul Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 8300 18 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
ROBERTS, George William Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3191 24 Mrs. Thomas Onford (o) Fisherman 1916 No No
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
BARNES, William English Harbour, Trinity District 3439 19 Richard Barnes (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ODRISCOLL, John D. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 8494 23 Patrick C. O'Driscoll (p) Scaler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WINTER, Marmaduke George Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 2896 18 Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HALL, Roderick Joseph Highlands, St. George District 3678 19 Julia Hall (p) Brakeman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Thomas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4401 21 James French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGGE, James New Perlican, Trinity District 5362 22 Corbett Legge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOBLE, Lorenzo Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5546 23 Elizabeth Noble (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Charles St. John's 905 34 Mrs. John Butler (o) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WHITE, Joseph Stephenville, St. George District 5700 19 Alex White (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Frank Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3011 18 John Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Includes documents relating to # 3334 Frederick Dawe
COFIELD, Mark Francis Allandale Road, St. John's 692 22 William Cofield (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
DAWE, Frank Long Pond, Harbour Main District 5733 25 Jane Dawe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, Harold Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 4285 26 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DWYER, George Ralph St. John's 980 19 Harry Dwyer (o) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74
STUCKLESS, Theophilus Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4797 21 Aaron Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CHURCHILL, Eldred 53 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4857 20 Ambrose Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURCELL, Chesley Gordon Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 0-260 - 647 18 George Murcell (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
NOBLE, Albert John No information 0-26 1917 No No Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.
ELLIS, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5229 20 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No